Dr. Mirvis is the Editor-in-Chief of this journal and a Professor of Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging Department, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.
Residents and fellows often ask me whether they should pursue an academic or private practice career. It would be presumptuous of me to make a recommendation in most cases. Instead, I offer them this diagnostic test. Now, remember, to thine own self be true.
Now tally up your points:
For 11-17 points:
Congratulations! You will have a 3-lb single-spaced CV, and you
will be a Professor in 5 years.
For 18-27 points: Nice going-you will have a satisfying academic career.
For 28-37 points: You'd better think twice about an academic career.
For 38-44 points: Go straight to private practice, pass Go, and collect a million dollars.
I wish I had answered this questionnaire many years ago.
This questionnaire was designed with considerable help from: Dino Massoglia, MD, PhD, Sara Petrillo, MD, and Alex Flaxman, MD, MSE.Back To Top
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